Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Enter Worldwide Class Story-Writing Competition and get a Free classroom 'Storyonics for Whiteboard/PC' for every school that enters (worth £19.99)

I've just signed up. It's great to know there's a class project all set up for the first week back in September ! I know some of you are teachers or classroom assistants so hopefully you might be able to get involved too.

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Storyonics Schools Competition 2012 - to be judged by the successful 'Muncle Trogg' writer Janet Foxley 

£1,000 of resources to be won including a free 'Storyonics for Interactive Whiteboard/PC' for every school that enters

Congratulations to Class 4 (year 5 & 6 pupils) at Langcot & Fernham Church of England Primary School in Oxfordshire!  They won the 2011 National Schools Storyonics competition.  Walmley Junior School in Sutton Coldfield and Bankfields Primary School in Eston, Middlesborough, came second and third respectively.  

Mrs Renfrey from Langcot & Fernham said of the competition, 'It was a good activity to do with a new group of children so early in the school year.  I really like the collaborative element of the competition - it is fabulous for sharing ideas and developing imagination as well as structuring a story.'   

Mrs Gatenby from Bankfields said 'The chance to be part of a national competition has really raised the profile of writing for our pupils.'

Register now for the National Schools Storyonics 2012 Competition.  Due to demand there are two categories this year - primary schools (ages 7 - 11) and secondary schools (ages 12 - 16)   Follow the link above for full competiton details and a video on how Storyonics works .  

All participating schools will each receive a 'Storyonics for PC/Whiteboard' worth £19.99 RRP 

1st, 2nd & 3rd places in each category win £250£100 and £50 of educational resources respectively for their schools and Storyonics games for the pupils in the winning classes.
At the beginning of September schools will receive 12 slides each with four images. The class selects one image from each slide and creates a story for submission before the half term break. This is a fun opportunity to encourage imagination and creativity while incorporating curriculum literacy skills.
The competition is run by ZooBooKoo and is supported by The Communication Trust and Volunteer Reading Help charities.

Schools can register clicking on Storyonics Competition - full details available online.
It only takes one minute to register - a minute which will bring hours of learning and fun to the class room.

Participating schools must register by Friday 20th July 2012 and all competition entries must be submitted by email by 5pm Friday 26th October 2012. 
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